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How to Make Your Mark in STEM
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: National Webinars

It’s hard to pursue a career in STEM. We know the path to success is not linear - especially with the added roadblocks that disproportionately affect women. 

MIT Engineer, Emmy-nominated science TV host, and best-selling children's book author Emily Calandrelli shared how she remained resilient throughout her career. Attendees will leave empowered with actionable tips and advice on how they can change the trajectory of diversity and women in STEM.

Emily shared:

  • How she chose engineering, her career challenges, and career successes
  • The importance of getting girls involved in science and STEM
  • Importance of diversity in STEM and how to improve it
  • How to make the general public more scientifically literate using social media

This event is for everyone! Instructors, STEM professionals, and supporters of women in STEM should attend.

WATCH THE RECORDING (You must be an AWIS member. Join today or contact [email protected] for group screening information.)

Meet the Speaker

Emily Calandrelli is the host and co-executive producer of the hit Netflix series Emily’s Wonder Lab. Each episode features Emily and a group of kid-scientists as they learn about STEAM through experiments and fun activities. Emily is also an Executive Producer and Emmy nominated host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space and was a correspondent on Netflix’s, Bill Nye Saves The World.

Emily, who was named to Adweek’s“11 Celebrities and Influencers Raising the Bar for Creativity in 2017”, is also an accomplished writer and speaker on the topics of space exploration, scientific literacy, and equality. Her chapter book series, The Ada Lace Adventures, centers around an eight-year-old girl with a knack for science, math, and solving mysteries with technology, the second book in the series, Ada Lace: Sees Red, was included in the National Science Teachers Association’s list of best STEM books for 2018. The third book, Ada Lace: Take Me To Your Leader, was part of the initiative from NASA and CASIS, Story Time from Space where the book was launched into space and read by an astronaut aboard the ISS to an audience of kids. The fifth and most recent book in the series, Ada Lace: and the Suspicious Artist which was released in February 2019. All 5 books in the series are available at Barnes and Noble as well as Amazon. Earlier this year Emily released a children’s book, Reach For The Stars, an uplifting book about love and shared discovery.

Emily frequently gives talks about the importance of science literacy, the benefits of space exploration, and the challenges for women in STEM careers for clients like Google, Pixar, MIT, Texas Instruments as well as dozens of K-12 schools across the nation. Her first two TEDx talks, “I Don’t Do Math” and “Space Exploration Is The Worst,” have garnered over one million views on YouTube.

Prior to her work in science communication, Emily attended West Virginia University, where she received a Bachelors of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, and MIT where she received two Masters of Science degrees, one in Aeronautics and Astronautics and the other in Technology and Policy. Through her work, she wants to make science relatable, easy to understand and more exciting today than ever before in history.